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Council granted permission to build houses

Wednesday October 5 2016

Barnsley Council has been granted permission to build the houses on Longcar Lane Barnsley Council has been granted permission to build the houses on Longcar Lane

BARNSLEY COUNCIL has been granted permission to build 32 new homes on Longcar Lane. 

The development will be funded by the council itself.

The council says this will ensure the development complements the wider Town Centre regeneration work, and means that four of the properties will become council properties rented at affordable rents.

The remaining 28 will be sold.

Coun Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “Like most places in the UK Barnsley needs more housing. This development will help Barnsley Council meet its current target for 800 new homes a year, and by exploring new ways of funding we can increase the housing supply in Barnsley.”

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Reply Posted by Annie on Wednesday October 5 2016 at 13:21
Four of the properties will become council properties rented at affordable rents...oh well that's a small start, I suppose.
Will stand back, sadly, and wait for the 'shark feeding frenzy' with reference being made to every immigrant/foreigner/refugee imagineable, taking precedence over our born and raised third generation unemployed folk who have been on a list since they were born.

Reply Posted by lola on Wednesday October 5 2016 at 14:59
Is your cup really so empty? People do have the right to their oppinions, or is that not allowed your majesty?

Reply Posted by Annie on Thursday October 6 2016 at 14:41
What are you on about, Iola?
Erm, my cup is at least half full. Thanks.

Reply Posted by Lola on Friday October 7 2016 at 15:45
Re read your opening statement, you left yourself wide open you ranter!

Reply Posted by Annie on Sunday October 9 2016 at 11:50
Lola! Wide open to what?

Reply Posted by Mick on Wednesday October 5 2016 at 18:43
The council are finally getting smart. Instead of selling the land cheap they will make more by being the developer. The profit will probably mean the costs of 4 new council houses will be entirely covered so all the rent from them will be income.

Reply Posted by Brian on Wednesday October 5 2016 at 18:49
Come on, get real. If the council are to build the houses they will cost around three times as much when compared to what it would cost a typical private sector company

Reply Posted by John on Thursday October 6 2016 at 12:16
Would imagine they'll be built by a private sector company - council will contract it out.

Reply Posted by Steven James on Saturday October 8 2016 at 14:33
Barnsley Council and "smart" in the same sentence!

I am still waiting on an answer from your beloved BMBC to a question I asked FOUR YEARS AGO!

The Labour CLOWNS tell us we "need" 19,000 new homes by 2030, it doesn't take a genius to fathom out where these houses are going to go does it!

They are not so smart in reality as they will let any Tom,Dick or Harry build anything anywhere they god damn like, usually on our precious greenbelt when there are THOUSANDS of hectares of brownfield sites that are RIPE for development.
They are also not so smart when they get their "kickback" from the developers 250,000 for loss of greenspace etc etc but alas said developers make excessive profits running to several MILLIONS of pounds and in the scheme of things 250K is small dice innit.

Reply Posted by john P on Sunday October 9 2016 at 14:00
developers sit on their brownfield land to force house prices up and then they say greenfield must be released to meet targets.BMBC should stick to the rules and INSIST on at least 25 percent on every scheme being mix of affordable housing ,part owned housing and rented housing.Developers will still make millions,lets not have another Honeywell!

Reply Posted by Steven James on Monday October 10 2016 at 09:05
BMBC don't stick to the rules do they?
They have just reclassified whole grafts of green belt land around the district for "developers" to build houses on.
Planning permish will be a breeze and that will be our green belt gone forever, but hey you get what you vote for!

Remember the fields we used to play in as kids - GONE!

What exactly IS affordable housing though? Really?

The alleged "affordable" housing usually starts at 100K, hardy affordable is it?
Not only that who on earth would pay 100K for said affordable housing that are thrown up in a matter of days and are built out of the cheapest materials available, OSB Joists WTF?
Same goes for the "normal" houses, you couldn't GIVE ME ONE FOR FREE!

There was a proposed development in Royston where the Labour CLOWNS DEMANDED that a proportion of the houses be "affordable", developer told the CLOWNS that it wasn't "financially practical" and guess what?
Yup developer gets the go ahead to build whatever they god damn like and BMBC / Labour CLOWNS "LET DEVELOPER OFF"

You really couldn't make it up, but again - YOU GET WHAT YOU VOTE FOR!

Reply Posted by Concerned for Steven on Monday October 10 2016 at 13:35
I am CONCERED for your health. You get worked up at EVERYTHING as show by the fact you have to SHOUT some words in your comments. Relax and chill a little. I doubt that Your COMMENTS have actually changed anything.

Reply Posted by Stevens fine thanks! on Monday October 10 2016 at 16:03
My health is fine thanks.
Although me thinks the mental health of the large proportion of this town who vote the Labour CLOWNS in time after time because their granddad did seriously needs looking into.

Reply Posted by Annie on Monday October 10 2016 at 18:12
There is a vast amount of green belt around Barnsley.The fields I played on 50 years ago are still there too.
A 100k house is affordable for anyone on the average income of 27k. A single person, let alone a working couple could afford that. If the new builds are substandard, then surveys will establish that.
As for 'YOU COULDNT GIVE ME ONE FOR FREE' you are delusional.

Finally, you are forever going on about CLOWNS....you do know there is a current craze for idiots dressed up as clowns, frightening people, mithering on and being doom laden. Not you, is it, Steven James?

Reply Posted by Steven James on Tuesday October 11 2016 at 09:24
You must either live in Cawthorne / Hoylandswaine then as there isn't a village in the borough that hasn't been scarred by unnecessary and unneeded developments on green belt and.

How many employers in the town pay 27K a year? Not many you will find.

Have you seen how new houses are constructed these days?
OSB Joists, that's Oriented strand board or wood 'flakes' to the layman (or woman) similar to chipboard could also be another good analogy.
They are constructed using the cheapest materials available so no you definitely couldn't give me one for FREE.

CLOWNS - So you don't think that the ruling BMBC Labour CLOWNS aren't CLOWNS for letting any tom,dick and harry build whatever they like on GREEN BELT Land then?

I put it to you that it is you that are delusional.

Reply Posted by Glad to hear it Steven on Tuesday October 11 2016 at 09:28
Good that your health is OK Steven. Perhaps the points you make would make a difference if you stopped insulting everyone who's opinion differs from yours. By all means put your political opinion and values online but you need to take people with you, not put their backs up. Let the arguements speak for themselves and respect others. As I said, chill. xx

Reply Posted by Davo11 on Tuesday October 11 2016 at 18:01
.....and your solution is ??? Ranting is all well and good but come up with some solutions.

Reply Posted by Steven James on Tuesday October 11 2016 at 19:12
The easiest solution is to stop voting for said Labour clowns just because your granddad did.
Said Labour clowns have done nothing for this town but alas the sheep vote for em time after time after time.

Reply Posted by Gav on Wednesday October 12 2016 at 12:17
Who would you like to see in, and what policies would you like them to adopt?

Reply Posted by Steven James on Wednesday October 19 2016 at 08:15
There's the trouble, at present there aren't really any party that would get my vote.

Reply Posted by Dolly dimple on Sunday October 23 2016 at 11:16
Why not stand yourself then ?

Reply Posted by Steven James on Sunday October 23 2016 at 15:43
Harry Spence tried that remember?
Found out he was p*ssing in the wind being and independent and defected to the Labour ranks the turncoat B*stard!

The Labour CLOWNS will stop at NOTHING to ensure that their snouts are kept firmly in the trough for decades to come.
If only the good people if this once proud town realised this and kicked em into the gutter where they belong the better.

Reply Posted by Dolly dimple on Sunday October 23 2016 at 16:55
Just as we all thought .. all marth un no trarzers ..

Reply Posted by Bobby on Thursday October 6 2016 at 12:50
This isn't new news. This was steamrollered through a while ago. I am a resident of Frederick Avenue, the new buildings will overlook my home. I'm not a NIMBY by any means but there has been very very little consultation with local residents. I remember going to an initial meeting at St Edwards Church some considerable time ago. Other neighbours and I raised a few concerns at the meeting. Since then? NOTHING! I'm sure we are all aware that what the Council wants, the Council gets. Our concerns were (are), genuine. We were promised further meetings and updates, so far nothing. There may have been discussions held away from our neighbourhood that we weren't aware of, handy that eh? I'm sure were all aware of the Councils morals, "I'm alright Jack".

Reply Posted by John P on Friday October 7 2016 at 11:54
Very disappointed at the small percentage being for rent.Council not showing good example to private developers.Still let the developer at Honeywell off with no rented .Hope they stick to rules on percentages with all the new developments due.

Reply Posted by Naughtynorman on Friday October 14 2016 at 19:23
John p why, oh why are you disappointed of the small percentage for rent??? There are numerous rental properties available of all types within half a mile of the town centre. Myself being a resident of the town centre close to the new development do not want to see more rentals to be made available to unemployed, benefit claiming, economic migrants who are generally on low wages with low aspirations for themselves or their neighbourhoods. Let's get people into the area who work and can actually contribute to this end of town for a change

Reply Posted by Steve on Tuesday October 11 2016 at 09:51
Why worry - I'm sure the council will have planned resources to cope with an extra 800 homes per year - more schools, libraries, health centres, dentists, sports centres, oap provision, hospital places, upgraded roads, more trains, parking places, we may even get more traffic lights to 'ease congestion'. My this medication is good..

Reply Posted by Annie on Tuesday October 11 2016 at 17:22
Now that is funny, Steve! Can I have some of what you are on please? Haha

Reply Posted by Steve on Thursday October 13 2016 at 13:08
We all need to be on something these days I think.. ;)

Reply Posted by dolly dimple on Sunday October 23 2016 at 11:18
And you Steve .. should be on the next train out of here . worra twerp.

Reply Posted by steve on Tuesday October 25 2016 at 09:06
fare is too expensive..

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